Found January 30, 2012 on
BOSTON –– Like most baseball aficionados, Curtis Granderson monitored the Prince Fielder bonanza in the offseason. When the former Brewers first baseman inked a nine-year deal last week with the Tigers, Granderson -- who spent six seasons in Detroit -- lauded Fielder and his former club for the shocking marriage. “The best thing was everyone was like ‘Wow’,” Granderson said, speaking at Monday's Hot Stove Cool Music Baseball Roundtable. “One, that he got the money that everybody thought he should be in that range. Two, the fact he went to a team that nobody thought he was possibly going to...
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Prince Fielder is gone for good. Ryan Braun wasn't there, either.
The two names most frequently mentioned during the Milwaukee Brewers' offseason weren't a part of the team's fan festival on Sunday. And if that's the way things still look at the beginning of the season, the Brewers insist they'll be just fine.
The Brewers still plan on contending this season...
Nice corn rows dork. Have fun in Detroit, say hi to Eminem for us.
Saw this song on the facetube. Very accurate lyrics….good bye Fielder, good bye.
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It's now been seven days and counting since the Detroit Tigers shook up the American League by agreeing to a nine-year deal, $214 million deal with free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
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Some of you are livid with me for writing that I don't think the Mariners front office truly believes they will make the playoffs before 2015. You just can't understand why I would want to believe that. I've received emails from people suggesting I'm upset the Mariners did not get Prince Fielder.
No, that's not it.
My take on how the Mariners view their playoff...
The Detroit Tigers now have Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young, and yet still claim to lack a DH. In this episode of FanGraphs Audio, managing editor Dave Cameron explains how that’s possible. Also discussed: Roy Oswalt’s Final Destination, a pair of cheap pitchers, finding the next Michael Pineda.
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Prince Fielder joins Cliff Lee on the Mysteries, and other newsClick the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
A clever advertising campaign that hits all the right notes touts a line of automobiles "imported from Detroit." Most of the National League Central is relieved that, in another domestic development, Prince Fielder has been "exported to Detroit."
We expect power hitters to be big men. According to Baseball-Reference.com, of the 25 players who have hit at least 500 home runs, only four stood less than 6 feet in height: Willie Mays (5-feet-10), Mickey Mantle (5-11), Mel Ott (5-9) and former Tiger Gary Sheffield (5-11). Prince Fielder, who already has 230 homers, is 5-11.
When it comes to baseball's battle of leagues, it's no contest: the AL is king. Especially now, Danny Knobler says, with Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder switching leagues and the NL's big-market teams in disarray.